LITIGATION

Administrative Law

Our firm provides representation to individual and corporate clients involved in regulatory actions with federal and state agencies. Our attorneys assist in navigating and understanding complex governmental regulations as well as representation during any investigative stage or enforcement action.

 

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Mediation and Arbitration are increasingly being used to resolve disputes, as both allow for decreased cost and time that is typically associated with traditional litigation. Our firm can assist clients in navigating the mediation process, preparing necessary documents, and evaluating potential settlements. Our attorneys also provide services to individual clients seeking to file claims with administrative agencies.

 

Appellate Practice

Our attorneys provide exceptional legal advocacy, on a broad range of subject matters at both the trial court level and on appeal. We understand the client’s goals and objectives in litigation, and use that understanding to strategically handle matters on the client’s behalf.

Our litigation, trial, and appellate teams are integrated with all of our practice areas when necessary, to work toward a successful outcome for our clients. Our attorneys are prepared at any step of a process to assist with strategies to address litigation or the possibility of litigation. We understand that litigation, trials, and appeals are stressful for clients. We ensure that clients are informed of the steps in litigation, and the potential outcomes, so that clients are able to determine their own goals and strategies for a successful outcome. We look for effective ways to manage cases through dispositive motions and alternative dispute resolution, yet remain ready, willing and able to try cases to a jury, judge or arbitrator if necessary.

Civil Rights & Discrimination Law

Our attorneys assist individuals with civil rights or discrimination claims in a variety of different settings including in employment, housing, and criminal matters.

 

Collections Law

Our firm represents creditors seeking collection of a debt as wells as individual debtors needing counsel on debt repayment.

 

Constitutional Law

Our attorneys assist individual and corporate entities in pursuit and protection of the rights and liberties pursuant to local State Constitutions and The United States Constitution.

 

Construction Law

Our attorneys represent clients involved in construction disputes including, but not limited to, issues of delay, disruption and acceleration, construction and design defects, surety and insurance issues, warranties, damages and contractual representation. We work to resolve our clients’ issues – through negotiation, mediation, arbitration or trial.

 

Criminal Law

Our firm represents individuals accused of criminal activity in violation of State Laws. We provide defense at all stages including pre-trial and sentencing. Our attorneys also assist clients in expunging procedures, which can allow for removal of criminal convictions from the record.

 

Debtor & Creditor Law

Our firm counsels creditors and debtors in debt restructuring, loan settlement, asset recovery and enforcement of judgments. This includes litigation for money judgments, foreclosure of mortgages, attachments and liens.

 

Employment Law

Our attorneys represent clients in litigated matters ranging from wrongful termination, workplace discrimination and harassment, wage payment issues; medical and pregnancy leaves and disability accommodations, Family and Medical Leave Act claims, and a wide array of claims arising under state and federal employment laws. We represent both business and individual clients in court proceedings and before administrative agencies, including the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, state and local Civil Rights Commissions, state and federal Departments of Labor, and Iowa Workforce Development.

Family Law

Our attorneys provide experienced, compassionate, and professional representation to clients in a variety of family law matters including divorce/dissolution of marriage, custody disputes, child support, and pre-marital agreements.

 

Insurance Law

Our firm works with both insurers and insureds by providing counsel and representation in litigated matters including; automobile accidents, bad faith claims, insurance disputes, life insurance & disability claims, premises liability, products liability and tort law.

 

Juvenile Law

Our attorneys represent minors in juvenile court. As the juvenile court has a separate set of laws and rules, which affect the options and potential ramifications facing juveniles charged with criminal offenses, our firm’s expertise provides a key component to a minor’s defense.

 

Landlord/Tenant Law

Our attorneys have worked with landlords managing both commercial and residential properties ensuring that rental real estate is properly secured and recovered if there is a default. We provide legal counsel on evictions, pursuit of unpaid rent and other lease disputes in accordance with statutory requirements for the efficient and just resolution of claims. We also represent commercial tenants when they experience problem properties or landlords.

 

Litigation & Appeals

Our attorneys provide exceptional legal advocacy, both in trial court and on appeal. We handle a broad range of subject matters at both the trial court level and on appeal. We understand the client’s goals and objectives in litigation, and use that understanding to strategically handle matters on the client’s behalf.

Our litigation, trial and appellate attorneys are integrated with all of our practice areas when necessary to reach successful outcomes for our clients. Our litigation, trial and appellate attorneys are prepared at any step of a process to assist with strategies for litigation or the possibility of litigation. We understand that litigation, trials, and appeals are stressful for clients. We ensure that clients are informed of the steps in litigation, and the potential outcomes, so clients are able to determine their own goals and strategies for a successful outcome. We look for effective ways to win cases through dispositive motions and alternative dispute resolution, yet remain able and willing to try cases to a jury, judge or arbitrator.

 

Personal Injury Law

Our attorneys provide representation to individuals pursuing claims based on personal injuries and wrongful death. We have handled claims for injuries arising from vehicle collisions, vaccines, agricultural and recreational equipment, and explosions, as well as many other matters. We can assist in assessing the merits and potential value of a claim and any compensation our clients may be entitled to.

 

Product Liability

Our firm represents individuals, manufacturers and distributors in response to claims and litigation. Our attorneys also have experience in resolution of claims prior to litigation in settlement negotiation. When litigation does arise, we are able to defend and represent clients in both State and Federal Court.

 

Property Tax Litigation

When residential, commercial, industrial, or municipal property owners are unable to resolve a property tax assessment dispute, our attorneys can provide expertise and representation throughout the assessment appeal process.

 

Real Estate Law

Real estate disputes – on behalf of either a buyer or a seller may – require litigation expertise to resolve. Our trial lawyers regularly work with the real estate attorneys in the firm to handle litigation related to issues such as purchase and sale contracts, partnership disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, commercial leases, property insurance, property tax assessments, design and construction defects, boundary disputes, land use restrictions, easement rights, zoning and permitting issues; and property valuation and taxation.

 

Taxation Law

Our tax litigation involves a wide array of issues in the areas of income tax, estate and gift tax, excise tax, employment tax, and property tax, as well as in the tax-exempt arena.

 

Trial Law

Our attorneys provide exceptional legal advocacy, on a broad range of subject matters at both the trial court level and on appeal. We understand the client’s goals and objectives in litigation, and use that understanding to strategically handle matters on the client’s behalf.

Our litigation, trial, and appellate teams are integrated with all of our practice areas when necessary, to work toward a successful outcome for our clients. Our attorneys are prepared at any step of a process to assist with strategies to address litigation or the possibility of litigation. We understand that litigation, trials, and appeals are stressful for clients. We ensure that clients are informed of the steps in litigation, and the potential outcomes, so that clients are able to determine their own goals and strategies for a successful outcome. We look for effective ways to manage cases through dispositive motions and alternative dispute resolution, yet remain ready, willing and able to try cases to a jury, judge or arbitrator if necessary.

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